Powder Mill Fire Road Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Santa Cruz, California that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 1.5 miles Elevation Gain: 285 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

walking

bird watching

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

This hike and horse trail only embarks from the southeast corner of the park and switchbacks down to the San Lorenzo River.

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I wouldn’t characterize this hike as “easy” as the app says. The elevation is quite steep many parts and the trail gets wet, narrow and slippery in parts. That being said, it is beautiful. And using the map on this app was key as there were parts we wouldn’t know which was to go without it. Just be prepared for these things...and wear waterproof shoes

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Sun Jul 29 2018

The creek is a great place for young kids to play, but the slope heading up from it is very steep. We had to carry our 2 year old in a SSC. The underbrush is very overgrown this time of year (July) and lots of poison oak to look out for. The “shortcut” across this loop is extremely overgrown and steep slippery sections. I wouldn’t really recommend it for young children. Without the app and an active data connection, we would not have found our way as the trail markings are terrible!

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recorded Recording - Apr 28, 15:34

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